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IPL 2019 CSK vs RCB: When and where to watch live action

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 March 2019, 07:14 PM
MS Dhoni’s CSK will clash with Virat Kohli’s RCB in the opening match of IPL 2019.
MS Dhoni’s CSK will clash with Virat Kohli’s RCB in the opening match of IPL 2019.

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, CSK vs RC, Match 1: The much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will begin with the mega clash of MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Saturday. Although, the BCCI had decided scrap the opening ceremony a miss in the honour of Pulwama martyrs, a performance by the Army bands will precede the opening encounter between two of the IPL’s best teams – CSK and RCB.

The much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will begin with the mega clash between MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Saturday. Although, the BCCI had decided to give the opening ceremony a miss in the honour of Pulwama martyrs, a performance by the Army bands will precede the opening encounter between two of the IPL’s best teams – CSK and RCB.

After facing a humiliating two-year ban over match fixing charges, the Dhoni-led yellow brigade returned to the fore with a bang in 2018 and won the 11th edition. Having won in 2018, Chennai Super Kings head into this edition high on confidence and with a core which has not been disturbed at all. Also, the CSK enjoys an upper hand over RCB at home.

Shane Watson, who smashed a century in the 2018 final and who was the Man of the Series in the Pakistan Super League, will be the key at the top. With Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo and MS Dhoni in the line-up, the CSK will give Kohli’s comparatively younger team a run for their money.

When and where to watch IPL 2019 CSK vs RCB match:

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be broadcast live on Star Sports in eight languages, including Hindi and English. The CSK vs RCB match will also be live streamed at Hotstar. The match will start at 8 pm on Saturday at Chennai's MA Chidambaram stadium.

Complete squad:

Chennai Super Kings (from): MS Dhoni (Captain & WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, K M Asif, David Willey, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan (WK).

Royal Challengers Bangalore (from): Virat Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Kejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh.

First Published: Friday, March 22, 2019 07:13 PM
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